Las Tunas (Serie Nacional)

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The Las Tunas team began play in the Cuban Serie Nacional in the 1977-1978 season but did not make the playoffs until 1992-1993 and did not win a title until 2018-2019. They are based in Victoria de las Tunas, in Las Tunas province.

They have long been led by members of the Urrutia family - Ermidelio Urrutia in the 1980s and 1990s, Osmani Urrutia in the 1990s and 2000s and Henry Urrutia was a key player in the late 2000s under the management of his father Ermidelio before Henry defected. Key players in their first title were Yuniesky Larduet, Jorge Alomá, Jorge Jhonson, Yoalkis Cruz, Yadián Martínez, Yudier Rodríguez and Dariel Góngora.

Las Tunas are known as the Leñadores (Lumberjacks).


Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Manager Post Season
1977-78 12-37 Luis Cartón
1978-79 15-35 Luis Cartón
1979-80 12-38 Arnaldo Raxach
1980-81 11-40 Arnaldo Raxach
1981-82 14-37 Arnaldo Raxach
1982-83 15-36 Arnaldo Raxach
1983-84 19-56 Oscar Suarez
1984-85 24-51 Arnaldo Hernández Sr.
1985-86 16-32 Arnaldo Hernández Sr.
1986-87 19-29 Rigoberto Rosique
1987-88 22-26 Rigoberto Rosique
1988-89 19-29 Rigoberto Rosique
1989-90 25-23 Frangel Reynaldo
1990-91 24-24 Frangel Reynaldo
1991-92 26-21 Reinaldo Sabido
1992-93 28-37 Reinaldo Sabido
1993-94 28-37 Reinaldo Sabido
1994-95 27-38 Fermin Alvarez
1995-96 19-45 Alfredo Gonzalez
1996-97 28-37 Alfredo Gonzalez
1997-98 32-58 Alfredo Gonzalez
1998-99 30-60 Rolando Ponce de Leon
1999-00 32-58 Rolando Ponce de Leon
2000-01 25-65 Rolando Ponce de Leon
2001-02 23-67 Jesús Guerra
2002-03 25-65 Angel Sosa
2003-04 44-46 Angel Sosa
2004-05 47-43 Angel Sosa
2005-06 47-43 Rolando Ponce de Leon
2006-07 50-40 Ermidelio Urrutia Lost in 1st round
2007-08 49-41 Ermidelio Urrutia Lost in 1st round
2008-09 36-54 Ermidelio Urrutia
2009-10 47-43 Ermidelio Urrutia
2010-11 43-47 Pablo Alberto Civil
2011-12 54-41 Juan Miguel Gordo Lost in 1st round
2012-13 23-22 Juan Miguel Gordo
2013-14 22-23 Angel Sosa
2014-15 21-24 Ermidelio Urrutia
2015-16 43-43 Ermidelio Urrutia
2016-17 23-21 Ermidelio Urrutia
2017-18 59-31 Pablo Alberto Civil Runners-up
2018-19 51-39 Pablo Alberto Civil Champions
2019-20 52-38 Pablo Alberto Civil Lost in semi-finals

Note: There were no playoffs prior to 1985. The top team in the regular-season was named champion.